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>> announcer: starting right now on abc's "this week" -- planned parenthood shootout. starting new details about the five hours of terror. why the gunman went on his ram page of horror and in an abc news exclusive, a top planned parenthood official joins us live. 2016 surprises. ben carson's unexpected trip overseas. meeting face to face with syrian refugees. carson is with us live from amann, jordan. plus, new backlash after donald trump takes on a reporter, what the brash billionaire is saying now. and new football fears. the gridiron icon who suffered decades with a traumatic brain disease, will this revelation change the game? >> announcer: from abc news, "this week" with george
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stephanopoulos begins now. good morning, i'm martha raddatz, hope you had a great thanksgiving. we'll get to the 2016 race shortly including ben carson's standing by in jordan revealing what he's learned on that surprise visit to the refugee camps there. but we start off in colorado, brand-new details on the investigation into that deadly shootout at planned parenthood. revelations the shooter may have been targeting the group. our exclusive interview with a top planned parenthood official momentarily. first, abc's clayton sandell on the ground with the latest. good morning, clayton. >> reporter: good morning, martha. investigators here are trying to piece together the facts this morning but also try to get inside the mind of an alleged killer. this morning, law enforcement sources aren't saying why robert dear allegedly launched a five-hour attack. >> attention, all units cspd is
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working. >> reporter: after his surrender and arrest in colorado springs, he allegedly made rambling, hostile statements about his target, planned parenthood. >> we're getting active gunfire. >> reporter: on saturday, police showed up at his home, where neighbors said dear kept to himself but always seemed a little off. >> we got some anti-obama pamphlets within three minutes of meeting somebody. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general loretta lynch called it a crime against women receiving health care at planned parenthood. the organization itself said the gunman was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion. >> reporter: us what does that tell you in. >> my suspicions are, that has a lot to do with the motive. >> reporter: but knowing the motive won't bring back the
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three victimses. one a police officer, garrett swasey, once a champion junior ice skater. >> he wanted to be in the olympics and he wanted to make a mark. >> reporter: the other two people killed haven't been officially identified. nine others were wounded, expected to be okay. others just feeling luck j. >> i saw myself in the mirror and it's like, my god, he was aiming for my head. >> reporter: now, lawn enforcement sources tell the justice department consider this case of domestic terror. dear is talking to investigators, sometimes rambling, other times sounding perfectly rational. they may never understand his motive or mental state. he'll be in court monday. joining us now the mayor of colorado springs, john southers, what more can you tell us about the motivation in this killing?
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>> well, martha, the police and the prosecutor haven't officially released anything about the motivation, as a former district attorney, i'm very respectful of that and i'll await, you know, the release of official information before we'll comment on the motivation. >> but do you believe planned parenthood was targeted? >> it certainly appears that way. i'm sure that, as the case proceeds, the criminal case proceeds, we'll learn a lot more about the motivation. >> do you know anything more about the statements that he allegedlied made about planned parenthood and abortion. >> i know what you know, somebody unauthorized made some statements to the press, but i'm not going to contribute to that, martha. i'm going to let the police and the prosecutors do their job. >> what more can you tell us this morning about how this happened. the gunman killed one of your
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officers, but you still managed to take the suspect alive? >> yeah, it was kind of an unusual situation that he gave himself up alive. martha, i was in the command center watching this unfold and the police just did a fantastic job, from the command center, they were able to monitor security cameras in the center and advise the s.w.a.t. officers inside about the movement of the perpetrator. that coordination, they were e-mailing diagrams about the building inside to the s.w.a.t. team and that coordination i'm absolutely certain saved a number of lives because they were able to get people out of the building that were in areas that the perpetrator were not. >> incredible work by your officers. we also heard that the gunman left some unspecified items outside. have you cleared the scene there
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now? >> there were some things in his truck, i'm not sure they have been identified as having, you know, being related. we're just going to have -- the crime scene is still being proce processed. we'll have to wait and see what the police and prosecutor tell us about this. >> would you say this is an act of domestic terrorism? >> it certainly appears that way. we have martha that occurs quite a bit. a person that's pretty much off the grid and acting for whatever motivations very hard to ferret out these folks. i was an attorney general that was a head of a committee looking at things that are consistent about these kind of incidents. one thing that we don't do very well is identify these people sometimes with mental health problems and prevent their access to weapons. and i, you know, we'll wait and see here.
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all indications here that this guy was off the grid. >> okay, thank you very much. mayor suters. let's turn to the president and ceo of planned parenthood of rocky mountain. do you believe the facility was targeted because it is a planned parenthood facility? >> good morning. like the mayor, i have the same kinds of information that's been reported that the individual that did this crime had ramblings about i abortion, but we didn't have any advanced notice, but it does appear that it was targeted at us from what we have heard. >> and walk us through what happened with your staff, we heard about this incredible coordination on security, but where your staff was, what you know about what happened inside. >> that -- thank you for asking that question.
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because our focus really has been around our staff, planned parenthood holds the safety and the well-being of our patients and our staff at the very top of our list. it's the most important thing. i'm so pleased that all of our staff got out of the building safe, uninjured. what happened, theyettely heard a shot and they were able to move right into their training and i want to give a huge shout-out to the people who were in that health center, because they responded perfectly according to their training. they got away from the front of the building. they got into the back, locked portions of the building. they called 911 immediately. they moved in to locked office spaces. not one big space. but different office spaces around the building. and they hunkered down. they quieted their cell phones. they didn't talk and they waited
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for the officials to rescue them and we are so, so thankful for the first responders and the law enforcement in colorado springs and heartbroken at the loss of an officer who was one of the first responders. >> it's truly a tragedy. i want to move back to this idea of domestic terrorism, again, you're being cautious about what the suspect may or may not have said, but you have said in a statement, that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that is feeding domestic terrorism. >> we have experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech, such a negative environment has been created around the work that planned parenthood does, around the idea of safe and legal abortion and we have seen that across the country from all sort of speakers in the last few months. i can't believe that this isn't contributing to some folks
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mentally unwell or not, thinking it's okay to target planned parenthood or to target abortion providers. >> are you talking about members of congress? >> are you talking about politicians? >> i think politicians have been in that conversation, and i mean, you know that the air waves are full of anti-abortion language of anti-planned parenthood accusations. much of which is false in nature and we at planned parenthood are first and foremost a health care provider, we provide life-saving services to all kinds of folks, men and women across our communities and the tirades against planned parenthood in the last few months have really been over the top. >> thanks very much for joining us, vicki cowart this morning. turning now to 2016 and ben carson heading overseas to
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jordan, meeting face to face with syrian refugees after coming under fire for his lack of foreign policy experience. ben carson joins us shortly. but first, the latest from abc's tom llamas. >> we're just getting a good impression of what's going on. >> reporter: his campaign release these images from his surprise trip to jordan. >> this clinic seems to be very nice. >> reporter: carson visiting refugee camps where civilians have fled civil war. bringing refugees to the united states does nothing to solve this crisis. jordan already houses 1 37b9 4 million refugees. jordan needs and deserves our help. the overseas trip comes as carson has taken new heat about his foreign policy comments. and comparing the screening of refugees to protecting children from rabid dogs. >> you know, if there's a rabid
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dog running around your neighborhood you probably are not going to assume something good about that dog. >> reporter: and national security issues critical to 2016 candidates. our latest poll of republicans shows terrorism now topping the economy as the most important issue for voters. for carson, only 6% of republicans in the crucial state of iowa believe he's best to handle foreign policy. ted cruz takes the lead at 24%. he's come out against sending u.s. ground troops to syria. >> you asked about boots on the grounds. the kurds are our boots on the ground. >> reporter: meanwhile, donald trump. >> i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of isis. >> reporter: trump is open to the idea of sending ground troops. for "this week," tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to tom and ben
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carson joins us now from jordan. good morning, dr. carson. we'll get to your trip in a moment. but first, your reaction to what happened in colorado springs. >> well, obviously, any hate crime is a horrible thing. no matter from where it comes and should be condemnened very strongly. >> dr. carson, the planned parenthood rocky mountain vicki cowart said extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country. do you agree with that? >> unfortunately there's at will of extremism coming from all of the areas. one of the biggest areas that's threatening to tear our country apart. we get into our separate corners and we hate each other and we want to destroy those who we disagree. that comes from both sides. there's no saint here in this equati equation. but we have to start asking ourselves is what can we do as a
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nation to rectify this situation? how can we begin to engage in rational discussion? all you have to do is go to an article on the internet and go to the comments section, you don't get five comments down before people start calling people names. what happened to us? what happened to the civility that used to characterize our society? >> you're in jordan right now and have had quite the trip to visit refugees, what did you learn about refugees that you didn't know before? >> i was very pleasantly surprised to see how welcoming they are. i had an opportunity to talk many of the syrian refugees and ask them what is your supreme desire? and it was pretty uniform. they want to go back home, obviously, and i said, what kind of things could a nation like the united states do that would be helpful to you? and again, i was a little bit
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surprised with the answer. because it wasn't what we're hearing a lot. we're hearing they want to come here to the united states. that's not what they want. they want to go back home. they said united states and other nations could be support of the efforts manifested by the jordanians in taking in people, a lot of expense to themselves. they can't continue that without the help of the international community. you know, you look at last month, we spent $3 billion on halloween candy, that's amount of money needed to bridge the shortfall for a here that they're having in jordan with the refugees. >> dr. carson. we spend more than $4 billion in humanitarian aid to jordan for the refugees, so what more could they possibly be doing? >> well, you know, you have to go there and see for yourself.
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but you can see there are a lot of individual mow duals that they created for their families, they're in the process of trying to get electricity, all of them, getting pluming to all of them and they have taken in millions of people. for us to bring 10,000 or 25,000 people over here, that doesn't solve the problem. i mean, we need to look at real solutions for the problem and not things that make us feel good about ourself and i have been to the refugee camps and found the same thing, they want to go either back to syria, which doesn't look possible at this point or they want to go somewhere else. they want jobs. do you welcome them into america now, has anything changed your mind? >> well, when you say, you know, they want to escape the refugee camps, the main reason that any of them want to escape the refugee camps is because there's not adequate support there.
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for them. if there were adequate support, it would be a completely different story and we can provide that support -- >> the people i talk to, don't want to stay there. >> they don't want to stay there permanently, they want to be repatrioted into their own country. is that easier from a neighboring country or from the united states? >> dr. carson, by taking this trip in the middle of the campaign, are you acknowledging that you weren't quite prepared to be commander in chief. >> i'm acknowledging that i like to know what i'm talking about. it's the same situation when i went this summer down to the border of mexico. and you know, i knew that there were problems there, but to be actually talk to the farmers who are being harassed and to the slfs and sheriff's deputies who are frustrated after risking their lives and then been told by i.c.e. you must release these
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people. seeing a fence with holes cut in it that people can easily go through, and that's barrier. it's good to see things for yourself so you can begin to formulate the right kind of policies with the right information. >> what are the right kind of policies for those syrian refugees, should america be taking some of those refugees? >> i believe that the right policy is to support the refugee program that is in place, that works extremely well but does not have act kuwait funding. if you do that, you solve that problem without exposing the american people to a population that could be infiltrated with terrorists who want to destroy us. if you can eliminate the possibility of terrorists infiltrating them and wanting to destroy us you would have a different argument. >> do you think there were
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terrorists among those refugees who you talked to? >> i don't know. but i do know that the isis' terrorists have said that if we bring refugees that they would infiltrate them and why wouldn't they? >> and i want to ask you quickly about isis. i was in iraq last week. i was in the command center. would you like to see the rules of engagement loosen? they aim for zero civilian casualties. >> what i would like to say is an administration that really seriously sits down with our experts in that region and would ask them what is needed in order to accomplish our goal of eliminating this group of terrorists? that's what i would really like
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to see. those of us who are not experts in that area can sit around all day long talking about, oh, we should do this and we should do that. why don't we listen to the people who are the experts in that area, find out what it is they need. do we really want to give them what they need. >> okay, thanks very much, dr. carson. much more ahead on 2016 including the candidate whose new video seems to be comparing donald trump to hitler. high alert for president obama heading to that summit in paris and new revelations of an nfl legend that could change the future of the game.
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paris a city on edge this morning, police there yesterday guarding the first soccer match since the attacks and now 200 world leaders including president obama, set to arrive for a conference on climate change just two weeks after those isis there terror attacks. let's bring in chief white house correspondent jonathan karl on the ground in paris. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, martha. the effort to combat climate change is what's bringing all of the world leaders here to paris, but hanging over this entire summit is terrorism and the battle against isis. president obama has said the very fact that this summit is taking place, just two weeks
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after the attacks that rocked this city, is quote, a powerful rebuke to the terrorists and according to president hollande, this is the largest gathering of world leaders, ever, in paris. security appears to be higher than at any time after world war ii. hollande is seeking unity and a step-up effort against isis. but in the wake of the shooting down of that russian jet by turkey last week, unity is a very tall order, turkish prime minister erdogan has refused to apologize and russia has slapped severe economic sanctions on turkey, one of the subplots here at the summit, president erdogan has asked for a meeting with vladimir putin. but so far putin has refused to respond to that request. >> thanks, jon joining us now is michael
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mccaul, chair of the homeland security committee. and adam schiff. chairman mccaul, i want to go back to this planned parenthood shooting. planned parenthood is calling it domestic terrorism. >> it's a tragedy. we're seeing too many of these shootses, it seems like every week, i think it's a mental health crisis. i don't think it would fall under quite the definition of domestic terrorism, although i'll leave that to the justice department to make that determination. but, i do think we have to address mental health and we also need to enforce existing law which requires, if you have been adjudicated mentally deficient you have to put on the list so that you can't purchase a firearm. and what we found, so many of these cases never made it into
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the system and i think that needs to be fixed. >> do you think that will help, congressman schiff, that list, how do you draw the line on mental problems? >> i think this is a big issue. martha, nothing we have done has worked. the background checks are not universal, so even people who are mentally ill would be barred if they buy it off the back of a truck or at a gun show. if they can access to very powerful weapons, they're still going to be able to kill a lot of people, we have to do something other than this routine, now oliphant miami of condolence every time we have a mass shooting. >> i want to move to paris and the mass shooting there. they have somewhat lifted the imminent threat in brussels, i was there, you feel very safe when the city is lockdown, they
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can't continue that, what do you know of the imminent threat of brussels, in that area? >> i think the imminent threat is very real and very present. there are a lot of people who are encountered for who pose a threat. until europe makes the decision to share information to create a unified watch list, much like we have in this country they either have to do that or stop the free flow of people across their borders and within their borders or it's not a question of if only when. >> chairman mccaul, what lessons have we learned from the attacks in paris? >> there are several. the paris attack, foreign fighters traveling to the region coming back, so we have 5,000 europeans with western passports that have traveled to the region, many of them have come back. we have hundreds of americans and many of them have come back
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to the united states. i do think the threat is far greater in europe because of the numbers. far more foreign fighters traveling in and out of iraq and syria. my committee issued a bipartisan task force, implementing the recommendations and the legislation to help tighten up security gaps both internationally and domestic. as adam talked about, the ease of travel, they don't check their citizens' watch lists. i think that will change in the wake of the paris attacks. >> what about here in the homeland? you can't protect all of these soft targets? >> it's very difficult and we don't want these foreign fighters coming into the united states from visa-waiver countries. in the homeland, we have had 18 plots stopped that were isis
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related. we have a thousand investigation in all 50 states. one thing congress can do, we have a bill coming up in about two weeks and i think the fbi and components of homeland security will need an increase in funding to help this combat this threat we see right in the home land. >> is that the answer, congressman schiff? >> we're fortunate that we don't have anywhere near of foreign fighters to track that europe does. at the same time, two areas that we can beef up our own security is at our airports. we test the tsa, they don't meet the tests. >> and that was one of the things that i was going to bring down, shooting down the -- the explosion aboard that we blame on isis, that is pretty incredible, we haven't talked about that a lot. >> it is incredible. the device that isis claims they
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used, no larger than the size of a soda can. i believe a device that small can bring down an aircraft. we have to tighten up our defenses. while some have put a lot of focus on the refugees, by and large the refugees haven't been the problem, the real vulnerability here withs people with european passports that can travel without a visa to the united states. >> thank you very much for joining us. up next, john kasich taking on donald trump. >> announcer: and later the power house you puzzler brought to you by voya financial. woman: my mom and i have the same hands.
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which could be serious. ask your doctor about toujeo®. back now to 2016 and ohio governor john kasich who joins us from columbus this morning. good morning, governor kasich. >> good morning, martha. i want to start with ben carson and the syrian refugees, saying what we need to do is give more money to jordan and other places to help those refugees out there, is that the answer? >> well, i don't mind if we give some humanitarian aid to the jordanians or the saudi if need be. i have been this for this no-fly zone for the sanctuary for those to be safe. but the president's done nothing and he's created a very big void and martha, as i mentioned earlier, the russians have now deployed s-400 air defense
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system that only threatens our ability to move around, the turks, the coverage in northern israel, this is profound implications for the region and for us 37 we dither and we delay and it is just not working out and frankly, the president ought to be encouraging the president of turkey and say, we stand with him against the fact that the russians invaded his airspace, but we have done nothing. the russians have moved forward to deploy an air defense system that we can't penetrate. >> what would you do about that air defense system? >> well, at this point, you know the only thing that you can do with that air defense system is to take it out and of course that's very serious martha, that's all you can do right now. no, i think we should proceed with moving forward on a no-fly zone and putting boots on the ground with europeans and our
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friends in the middle east like we had in the first gulf war to destroy isis once and for all. >> you have called for boots on the ground. you're calling an invading force, an occupying force. >> i'm not talking about occu occupying force. i'm talking about a coalition that looked like we had in first gulf war that would involve our friends in the middle east. because we're not going to solve this problem with isis by just sitting back and delaying or dithering which is what we have done, and the longer we do this, we didn't support the syrian rebels in the beginning so assad survives. all of a sudden, the russians are there with a very strong air defense system that not only could potentially limit what we do but threaten the northern part of israel and turkey. it's just amazing what's happening. this is reminiscent of what
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happened jimmy carter showed weakness to the russians all of the way back in the late '07s. >> governor, i want to move to the campaign and donald trump. your campaign has a new ad out that's stirring a lot of controversy. let's listen. >> if he keeps going and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you and you better hope that there's someone left to help you. >> okay, you're referencing the same antinazi first they came for, the ad comparing donald trump to hitler. >> no. these are his words. he feels very strongly about a man who divides us. >> but it's your ad. >> but his words. look, it's about whether we want to have a leader who unifies the
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country. donald trump has criticized and insulted women, his panics, muslims, reporters, in addition to that -- >> do believe what donald trump is saying that he didn't know he was insulted the reporter? >> this one he absolutely mocked who was disabled. martha, you're offend bd i think. we're all are. we need a leader who brings us together not a leader that's separating us from one group to another. >> does that mean you would not support him if he was the nominee? >> he won't be the nominee. he may have 20% of the vote. 80% of republicans don't support him. somebody has to call him out on this kind of twicive language. >> you say he won't get the nomination, what if he does, would you support him? >> he's not going to. >> would you support him, governor kasich, if he's the
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republican nominee? >> i think he's very twicive and i don't believe he'll last. i know all of the press keeps speculating on what he was going do. you said he was going to fall. now you're all up in the air maybe he's going to make it. he's not going to make it, martha because somebody who divides this current here in the 21st century, who's calling names of women and muslims and his panics and mocking reporters and saying i didn't do it but he did it. at the end of the day, we have serious problems. >> all right, governor kasich, i'm going to have to wrap it up here. we talked about foreign affairs quite a bit. we thank you for joining us this morning. okay, next, on this thanksgiving football weekend,
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the surprising revelation about gridiron icon, could it change the game? i would never mock a person that has difficulty. i would never do that. i'm telling you, i would never do it. i would never do it. i would never do it. i don't care if i liked the person or i didn't, i don't know
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this person. >> donald trump there defending himself, saying he didn't make fun of a disabled "the new york times" reporter and the powerhouse round table is here. weekly standard editor bill crystol. maria cardona and matt bai and abc news' cokie roberts. cokie, do you believe him and does it matter? >> nothing seems to matter to his base voters. i think it was important that john kasich is now beginning to call him out. it's about time that others in the republican field start to say the emperor has no clothes and that is the case of course. >> is that the case, bill kristol? >> the case donald trump is not telling the truth. he makes the pseudoapology that he seems to get away with. >> was it an apology --
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>> i said it was a pseudoapology. >> this is thing that amazes me. about trump. we all get that he shoots from the hip. he has absolutely zero capacity. he has demonstrated zero cap miss day in his campaign to say i'm sorry. i think that could be, to me that's disqualifying in a leader. if you can't reflect on the things that you say in the heat of the moment. >> the voters don't agree, the latest fox news poll says he's viewed 40% honest. 55% not honest. >> that's probably the worst part of it for republicans. because it doesn't seem to matter to his voters and in fact, when he double-downs on his lies and untruths it makes
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his voters that much more about supporting him. >> kasich says he doesn't have the majority of the voters. kasich is taking on donald trump now. and cruz, ted cruz has taken the other side. the latest poll, ted cruz is number two in iowa with 23% in the quinnipiac poll just behind trump at 25%. he won't attack trump. where does that go? >> i think it could go all the way for ted cruz, he's very much sailing in trump's wake and hoping that trump will fall and that the voters will come to him, so he's doing nothing to annihilate him. he took on the establishment in texas and won and represents texas in the senate, big state, he could make it.
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>> we can't underestimate that the elected officials take on trump, it helps trump in the way because people have a deep distrust of our elected firms' come petency and honesty. i mean, look at the candidates for republican. two first-term senators. all of these governors who have been in office, rick perry, 14 years. and other people's cases, two years. maybe christie can make a run. it's striking. we keep underestimating. >> that manchester union leader endorsement. >> at any time that kind of endorsement is going to help it is now. what i was going to say, probably this cycle more than any other, what the media doesn't matter. in fact, could hurt a candidate in this primary process.
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at this point, i don't see a path where donald trump probably doesn't become the nominee. >> oh, nonsense. >> listen to this, bill. but what he say that he hasn't said before that will make his -- >> hold on. >> 20% of the republican vote -- >> but if no one else drops off and he starts gaining -- >> that's where the superpacs make a difference. >> exactly. >> you're shaking your head. >> the question, look, we know what we got with trump now, you have an inelastic base of support. the question is, the question is, you know, can he grow it? he has shown no capacity to grow it. what you're really looking at, the question you have to ask
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yourself, can the governing establishment of the republican party be like the tea party in 2012? they remain split that's the scenario. i don't think establishments behave that way. ultimately, they do congeal around one or two candidates. >> i want to talk about ben carson, you heard ben carson in jordan meeting with refugees before the paris attacks, you wrote that you regretted about being so dismissive of the carson's candidacy, he has the mind and soul of candidates. you still feel that way? >> i do. i regretted lumping carson with trump. i said neither was qualified to be president about two months ago. trump in my opinion -- i have come to loathe donald trump whereas i like and admire ben
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carson. he went over to jordan, he's trying to think things through. his recommendation of sending more aid to the refugees in jordan isn't crazy after all. ultimately, carson won't be the nominee, either, which does the raise the question. >> chris christie is in a little moment because of what happened in paris. and terrorism once it becomes the primary issue it really does sink everybody else. if people don't feel safe, nothing else matters. >> he's the best pure retail candidate in the field and that's why i think the union leader endorsement does matter. he has a lot of strength as the candidate. >> we're running out of time. we'll let you guys go. thank you. but we'll still ask the
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powerhouse puzzler for those of you at home. president obama conducting the presidential turkey pardon. they pay homage to our 16th president. can you guess either of the >> announcer: and now the powerhouse puzzler brought to you by voya financial. >> thanks for joining us, chris.
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honest and abe. now to that surprise revelation about a football legend, hold of famer and former monday night football analyst frank gifford died of natural causes in august. gifford had cte, a disease results from brain trauma. the gifford family saying our suspicions that he was suffering from the debilitating disease were confirmed. robert goodell said -- still, cte and the effects of head injuries on players has had a big impact on the league. so, what would be the impact of these new revelations. let's bring in usa today columnist christine brennan. christine, i want to start with
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you. you wrote in your column this week that a national conversation that we should havi having of concussions should come easier with frank gifford. >> it crosses over. very different issues all. but the common theme there is a big name that crosses into all households and you can say, now, frank gifford had this? everyone knows frank gifford. a football player frank crossed over into our lives in a big way. >> chris, i saw you listening to the quote from roger goodell. you said over and over again that the nfl is too powerful, will this change anything for them. >> i don't think it will change much for the nfl. the conversation we need to
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have, if this dose responsible releadership, we look at youth football. the problem is, the nfl is making some moves in this game, they can't make the youth game safe, but they're marketing it to so many kids. >> you played football, high school college? >> yes. >> you said you have some effects of this. >> absolutely. i likely have cte. i'm really motivated that researchers can find a way to diagnose this and treat people like me. >> christine, i interviewed the head of the health program at the nfl, she was going through what we do for concussions. i have to say, i keep thinking, we don't really know about that much of concussions, are you
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comfortable with what they're doing now. >> last week there was a quarterback that kept playing with concussion. they had a conference call. this is still a work in progress. it's not just football. girls and women's soccer, it's a huge issue there. i wonder 50 years, will we have football? we'll have it the next 20, 30. 50 years, i don't know. what happens with those kids especially maybe the suburban kids, will they choose football or other sports? mom and dad will say we're worried for our kids. >> should we have football in 50 yours? >> i don't think for kids. >> the doctor said there will be a trickle-down effect that will help the kids. >> there's only so much we can
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do to help kids. no, concussion's not the issue. it's hundreds of hits to the kids is terrible for any developing brain. >> thank you very much to the both of you. that's all for us today. thanks for sharing part of your sunday with us. check out "world news tonight" and we'll see you back here next week. have a great day.
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>> i'm monica malpass. a tight vote in the state senate means no budget deal even though we are five months overdue. let's get the inside story. ♪ good morning and welcome to "inside story." i'm monica malpass. let's meet our insiders today. they are ajay raju, attorney. good morning. welcome back. dom giordano, radio talk show host. >> morning, monica. >> good morning, sir. nelson diaz, attorney. welcome back to you. >> good morning, monica. >> and val digiorgio, attorney. welcome, as well. >> good morning. >> and happy thanksgiving to everybody. >> thanks, monica. >> let's talk a little bit because now governor wolf and the legislature is still doing their budget dance, which is not that entertaining, of course, to schools, counties, and nonprofits. they have had budget issues on the brink now for a while. the tentative budget deal looks like it could collapse. the long-term deal was voted down as a possibility last week. a split vote there. the lieutenant governor had to make the decision. so


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